Saint Patrick’s Day, 2001 started out to be just another day for Calvin Frahm, Jr. and Janitte Voigt of Athens. Janitte has faced medical problems most of her life - including two kidney transplants. So, it wasn’t uncommon for her not to be feeling well. After traveling in their vehicle and heading home from a day’s outing, Janitte was feeling some discomfort. Once home, Janitte began to feel more pain in her back. Because of her history of health problems, they decided to go to the hospital. Never in their wildest dreams did they know that they were only one hour away from becoming parents.
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. The phone rings and you hear the news that your child was injured and the ambulance is on the way. It was July 2, 2001 and 14-year-old Jennifer Duginski, daughter of Joe and Lori of Colby, was babysitting for neighbors. It was a rainy day and when the skies began to clear, Jennifer took six-year-old Elizabeth and eight-year-old Nicole for a ride on their six-wheel ATV. To this day, no one is quite sure what happened, but the vehicle flipped and the girls were thrown off.
When you first look at 3-year-old Zachary Anglin, you might not notice that he’s not exactly like other children. It’s hard to get past those dark brown eyes and mischievous smile. Zach, the son of Harold and Patty Anglin of Mason, Wisconsin, can do almost anything any other little boy of his age can do - or at leas he will give it his best try. Zach can walk, eat by himself, do a headstand, use a crayon and even eat grapes without utensils. So what’s so special about that? Zach was born missing his lower arms and legs.
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